“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
Patrick J. Buchanan asks the question, Are We Nearing Civil War?.
He makes a very reasoned argument and makes it clear that we are not in a good place. Comments by the readers really got the point across and showed that he is NOT an alarmist.
A user, DemocratsAreScum, stated
I BELIEVE ALL THESE “DEEP STATE” Traitors need to be killed. I hope Trump and the Patriot movement are able to gain the upper hand and crush these scum. Start with MCCAIN! The biggest traitor of them all.
I pray for violence.
KILL ALL LEFTISTS.
Another user, Kim Chul Soo, got right to the point:
We’re ready. Long overdue
A user named Duck, among other things said:
“give war a chance.”
The establishment in D.C. truly does not understand just how angry the voters are. Just because the insiders have cooked the system in such a way as to guarantee perpetual re-election, doesn’t mean they can afford to continue the games. The country is waking up. The people who pay the bills, fight the wars, and just want to make a living are reaching a point of no return.
Revolutions are messy processes that tend to create a worse situation than the one that started the battle. Sometimes the price is worth it, many times not.
The establishment is trying to protect its power and prerogatives. Ironically, they are doing exactly what is necessary to undermine the system, and thus that very same establishment. It is not Trump’s throat that they are cutting. They think they are untouchable. Naturally, King Louis XVI was also untouchable, until he wasn’t.
I hope people on both sides can see some of the lessons from revolutions in the past. King Louis XVI was eliminated and they ended up with Napoleon. With Napoleon they got endless wars and defeat in Russia. Batista was eliminated and they got Fidel. Cuba ranked fifth in the hemisphere in per capita income, now it is a third world shit-hole.
Revolutions are like litigation. You don’t want to get in involved, but if you do, you want to win.
What do I think? If Trump fails, the establishment will begin with far more effective censorship. I believe that alternate sources for news and commentary will be shutdown or so heavily regulated that the establishment will write all the articles. If they can find a way to further corrupt the vote, like annexing Puerto Rico, they will. I believe the continued lack of borders will get worse. There will be more and more incidents of violence, unreported. The the shooting will start.
A friend of mine who came to this country many years ago, legally, said it best. “Once the shooting starts here, it won’t stop for a long time.” Truer words have never been spoken.
Naturally, I could be wrong. A country without borders that only avoids bankruptcy by borrowing from China should do fine. Once Trump is gone, as all of the gains from jobs that Trump got by reducing regulations, are rolled back, those who end up unemployed again as foreign workers, H-!B, take what few jobs are available won’t mind. As all of those welfare recipients finally get their collective heads out of their primary fundaments and see the aid that should go to them, going to illegals, things will be great. As a military that has been fighting stupid wars all around the world for everyone else’s freedom is stretched past the breaking point, things will work out. As the Clinton, Kennedy, Bush, and Pelosi types thrive, the country will burn. Whether they like it or not, I think they will be attending the bonfire.
Let freedom ring, baby!